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No Steam for Linux - Right Now

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Despite some early teasing, it now seems Steam is not coming to Linux after all - at least for now.

review article about antiX core

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: This week I have been exploring Debian based systems that offer strong, flexible networking.

What I want from computers

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Linux
OSS
  • What I want from computers
  • On updates and user experiences and so forth

FreeOrion 0.3.15 released

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Gaming
  • FreeOrion 0.3.15 released
  • Two FOSS gems
  • OpenArena - The OpenSource Quake III Arena

The 8 Best Sites For Funny Computer Desktop Wallpapers

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Web

makeuseof.com: In order to promote those positive vibes that’ll get your days off to a good start, I’d like to offer up eight free wallpaper sites I found that offer the best funny wallpapers for your desktop that you’ll find anywhere.

Linux: A Double Edged Sword for Open Source

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networkworld.com: Quick, name the most successful open source project of all time. You probably didn't hesitate a second did you? For better and sometimes for worse, Linux is the poster child for the open source movement. Is what's good for Linux, good for all open source?

A Guide to Today's Top 10 Linux Distributions

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Linux

pcworld.com: One of the most confusing things for the newcomer to Linux is how many distributions, or versions, of the operating system there are. What follows, then, is a roundup of sorts of the top 10 Linux distributions today.

What's the best Linux BitTorrent app?

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tuxradar.com: Not all BitTorrent apps are made equal. Yes, there's a big range of features such as support for encryption and random port access, but at the same there's also a huge range of speeds -

Open Source: No one is working for free

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networkworld.com: People continue to wonder how to make money in the free and open source software world. It’s dressed up in discussions of how one makes money when you give away the software for free.

OpenOffice.org: preparing the next ten years

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org Conference 2010: preparing the next ten years
  • OOo: Print file format changes on Linux

Block crackers with 3 locks to your SSH door

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Linux
HowTos

Learn 3 ways of hardening SSH access to your system to block would-be crackers

My favourite Linux wallpapers (so far)

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openattitude.com: I maintain that computers are the hot rods of the 21st century, and changing up your desktop background is the first and easiest step to pimping your ride. Today I thought I’d share my favourites.

Who Contributed The Most During X Server 1.9?

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phoronix.com: Tiago Vignatti has now compiled some statistics surrounding the top contributors to X.Org Server 1.9 and related X components just looking at this most recent development cycle. There's also numbers for the input, video, and Mesa components too.

7 Things You Can Do in KDE, But Not in Windows

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earthweb.com: When I tell people that I use Linux, they look at me with pity. When I go on to tell them that the KDE desktop is in many ways more innovative than Windows 7, the looks of pity changes to caution.

Stop Typing Typos!

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Gaming
  • Stop Typing Typos!
  • No Gaming in Linux? Try Starcraft 2!!!

Dolphin in KDE 4.5

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celettu.wordpress: KDE 4.5 has been good to me so far, except the monstrosity that is Dolphin. I was already irked by the slowness and the crazy sorting behaviour, now it hangs.

openSUSE First 11.4 Development Milestone

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SUSE

opensuse.org: openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 1 is available today, Thursday, September 2 for developers, testers and community members to test and participate in the development of openSUSE 11.4.

GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 Has Been Released

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softpedia.com: The second beta of the next GNOME release has arrived full of bug fixes and updates. Many of the standard packages have been updated for GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 (2.31.91) and more translation work has been done.

Dell Studio 1747 Laptop: almost perfect

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Hardware

linux-mag.com: Dell’s 17-inch Studio 1747 laptop is a beefy desktop replacement that ships with Windows 7. But how does it fare with Linux instead?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Clonezilla – a monster backup utility
  • ArtistX 0.9 Screenshots
  • More GPL enforcement work again...
  • ZFS Support Will Continue In FreeBSD
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-09-01
  • Elementary Firefox Skin coming soon to Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4 vs. Firefox 3 — Visible Differences
  • Top 10 Applications For Linux
  • My Debian Involvement
  • Pogoplug ships simple business Linux server
  • Elegant Gnome Theme Pack 0.7 Released With Lots More
  • Notebook has dual-core Atom, discrete graphics
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Opera Skin
  • Choosing an Open Source Systems Management Solution
  • Open source PS3 hack code posted
  • Rest Well, My Friend (Ian Clatworthy passed)
  • The State of Oracle/Sun Grid Engine
  • Release: KDE Partition Manager Live CD 1.0.3
  • LinuxCertified Aids Development and Testing of Linux Device Drivers
  • Software Freedom Day to be marked in Melbourne
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry
  • An Ubuntu social network
  • September Project of the Month: GPL Ghostscript
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OSS Leftovers

  • Why no more new AND successful FOSS projects in the last ten years?
     

    If you ask me, the new, successful FOSS projects should be project that fix, replace, rewrite, whatever… the really unglamorous, low-level tools, libraries and so on that would make that happen. Yes, I know that this is really unlikely to happen under current business models and until IoT everywhere, new iPhones every year and the like are perceived as higher priorities, regardless of their environmental impacts and, very often, sheer lack of sense.

  • FOSS Backstage - CfP open
    It's almost ten years ago that I attended my first ApacheCon EU in Amsterdam. I wasn't entirely new to the topic of open source or free software. I attended several talks on Apache Lucene, Apache Solr, Hadoop, Tomcat, httpd (I still remember that the most impressive stories didn't necessarily come from the project members, but from downstream users. They were the ones authorized to talk publicly about what could be done with the project - and often became committers themselves down the road.
  • Liveblogging RIT’s FOSS projects class: initial questions for community spelunking
    Stephen Jacobs (SJ) and I are co-teaching “Project in FOSS Development” at RIT this semester, which basically means “hey students, want to get course credit for contributing to a FOSS project?” The class is centered around 5 project sprints of two weeks each. The first 3 weeks of class are preparing for the sprint periods; the week before spring break is a pause to reflect on how sprints are going. Otherwise, class efforts will be centered around executing project work… (aka “getting stuff done”).
  • Design’N’Buy launches All-In-One Designer on Magento Open Source 2.2
    Design’N’Buy announces the launch of their flagship product – the AIOD on Magento Open Source Version 2.2. With the launch of web to print solution on Magento Version 2.2 , Design’N’Buy becomes first event in web to print industry to offer complete eCommerce printing solution for printers on one of the widest and latest technology platform.
  • Singapore: Blockchain startup Bluzelle raises $19.5m through ICO
    Singapore-based decentralised database provider Bluzelle has announced that its initial coin offering (ICO) has raised $19.5 million in funding, according to a press statement.
  • Blockchain Startup Bluzelle Raises $19.5M USD In ICO
    Bluzelle’ advisor list includes the likes of Brian Fox, creator of GNU Bash, Alex Leverington, one of the original Core ethereum developers, Prashant Malik, co-creator of Apache Cassandra and Ryan Fugger, the original creator of the cryptocurrency Ripple.
  • The Document Liberation project announces five new or improved libraries
    The Document Liberation Project has announced five new or improved libraries to export EPUB3 and import AbiWord, MS Publisher, PageMaker and QuarkXPress files.
  • Lawsuit accuses PACER of milking the public for cash in exchange for access
    The federally run online court document access system known as PACER now finds itself listed on a federal docket. Its overseer, the US government, is a defendant in a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the service of overcharging the public. The suit, brought by three nonprofits on Thursday, claims millions of dollars generated from a recent 25-percent increase in page fees are being illegally spent by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AO). The cost for access is 10 cents per page and up to $3 a document. Judicial opinions are free. This isn't likely to break the bank for some, but to others it adds up and can preclude access to public records. The National Consumer Law Center, the Alliance for Justice, and the National Veterans Legal Services Program also claim in the lawsuit that these fees are illegal because the government is charging more than necessary to keep the PACER system afloat (as is required by Congress).
  • Is the Most Massive, Illegal Paywall in the World About to Come Down?
    A groundbreaking lawsuit is poised to decimate what is arguably the most unjust, destructive, and it now sounds like illegal paywall in the world, the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, PACER. PACER is the federal government court documents repository. Every federal court document, for every case, lives in PACER. It’s essentially a giant FTP document repository with a horrendous search system bolted on, not dissimilar to EDGAR. PACER was created in 1988 to enable access to court records electronically. Initially available only in courthouses the system was expanded to the web in 2001.
  • Codasip Announces Studio 7, Design and Productivity Tools for Rapid Generation of RISC-V Processors
    Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP, today announced that it has launched the 7th generation of its Studio, the unique IP-design and customization software that allows for fast configuration and optimization of RISCV processors, customer-proprietary processor architectures, and their accompanying software development toolchains.
  • EE4J Code Begins the Journey to Open Source
    The EE4J project, which was created to manage the Eclipse Foundation’s stewardship of Java EE technologies following Oracle’s decision to open source them, is starting to gain traction. Soon after the project was created, EclipseLink and Yasson (the official reference implementation of Java JSON Binding, JSR-367) became the first two projects to be transferred under the EE4J umbrella. As reported in December, the announcement was made that seven more projects were being proposed.

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